Edward C. Papenfuse State Archives Building, 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, Maryland, 1997. Photo by James Hefelfinger (Hefelfinger Collection, MSA SC 1885-734-7, Maryland State Archives).
Dating from 1634 through the 1990s, records of Maryland State and local government are housed at the State Archives in the Hall of Records Building, Annapolis. The State Archives' Guide to Government Records describes these records. Additionally, the State Archives holds special collections of business records, government publications and reports, maps, newspapers, photographs, records of religious denominations, and private papers.
Many records at the State Archives can be seen on the web. County land records, for example, are accessible at mdlandrec.net. Various plats can be seen through plats.net.
Search Room, State Archives, 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, Maryland, May 2007. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Electronic access to information about Reference and Research, and Education and Outreach also is provided by the State Archives. Of special interest to teachers and students are the Documents for the Classroom series, and Archives of Maryland Online. Access to exhibits and speeches relating to Maryland history is available through Museum & Outreach.
Major collections of manuscript and published materials relating to Maryland are held by the Maryland Historical Society and the Maryland Division of Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, and the libraries of Maryland's colleges and universities. Many federal government records are at the National Archives at College Park (Archives II). Additional archives of interest include:
Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (410) 735-6800; fax: (410) 735-6770
Baltimore City Archives (410) 396-3884
Columbia Archives (410) 715-3103
Episcopal Diocese of Maryland Archives, Baltimore (410) 467-1399, 1-800-443-1399; fax: (410) 584-7788
Ferdinand Hamburger, Jr., Archives (University Archives) of The Johns Hopkins University (410) 516-8348
George Meany Memorial Archives (records of American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)), University of Maryland, College Park (301) 405-9212
International Piano Archives at Maryland, University of Maryland, College Park (301) 405-9224
J. Glenn Beall Archives at Frostburg State University (301) 687-3014; fax: (301) 687-7069
Lovely Lane Museum & Archives, Baltimore (410) 889-4458
Archives of Maryland Polonia, Langsdale Library, University of Baltimore (410) 837-4260; fax: (410) 837-4330
Lovely Lane Museum and Archives, 2200 St. Paul St., Baltimore, Maryland, April 2007. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
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